African American History Month

African American History Month is celebrated each year in February.  This year, the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts profiled African American judges who have contributed to the state's judiciary throughout the years, from Judge A.T. Walden who was the son of slaves and became a Municipal Court Judge in Atlanta to Justice Robert Benham who sits on the Supreme Court of Georgia, the first black man to be Chief Justice of that court.

The judges profiled during the 29 days of February 2016 are just a sampling of the brave men and women who are notable for their firsts and the legacies they leave for young men and women who look to the law and the judicial system as a career path.


To see all the judges profiled, go to our African American History page.

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